(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.


08 December 2011

MoMA New Photography 2011: Doug Rickard

NEW YORK CITY, NY. 2009
[MUSEUM PANEL] Rickard studied United States history and sociology at the University of California, San Diego, before moving to photography. He has drawn on this background in research for his series A New American Picture, which focuses on places in the United States where unemployment, crime, and drug use are rampant and educational opportunities are few. On a virtual road trip, Rickard located these sites remotely using the Street View feature on the website Google Maps, which has mapped and photographed every street in the country. Scrutinizing the Google Maps pictures, he composed images on his computer screen, which he then photographed using a digital camera. The resulting pictures––digitally manipulated to remove the Google watermark and cropped to a panoramic format––comment on poverty and racial equity in the United States, the bounty of images on the web, and the issues of personal privacy.


NEW ORLEANS, LA. 2008

CHICAGO, IL. 2007

FRESNO, CA. 2009

DETROIT, MI. 2009

DALLAS, TX. 2009

HELENE-WEST HELENA, AR. 2008

DETROIT, MI. 2009

SMOKING still @ MOMA

Joe Jones
American, 1934-1993
Smoking, Fluxfilm no. 18 c.1966, Fluxus Edition
announced 1966
16 mm film transferred to video (black and white, silent), 10 min.
Filmed by Peter Moore (American, 1932-1993)

07 December 2011

All Humans Beings Are Born Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights

Some of the Most Powerful 45 Images of 2011 [THE YEAR IS NOT YET OVER]

Images and Context via BUZZFEED













MARIO in SOUTH BEACH

Photo: Courtesy of the artist


THE KIDS KNOW WHAT'S UP!

ARTIST: Dave DeVries
via ELEZEA

James Clar: Lover's Quarrel

James Clar's Lover's Quarrel is my favorite piece from PULSE 2011. When looking at the sculpture with just the eye the viewer sees the word "LEAVE" and, because of the filters used by the artist, when holding your camera up to the fluorescent lights to take a photo, the piece reads "DON'T;" and, thus, you have a lover's quarrel: DON'T LEAVE!

2011
117 x 64 cm
Fluorescent lights, Filters
Edition of 3 + 1 AP

ELLE in Miami

Photos courtesy of the artist.






Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley, 1778


Scope 2011, Miami II








06 December 2011

SCOPE 2011, Miami I

Miguel Ovalle

Jordan Eagles


Jonathan Stein 




Songwoot Kaewvisit 

ZEVS

Miguel Ovalle @ Fountain Art Fair 2011, Miami


Pulse 2011 : Miami

James Clar

Erik Thor Sandberg



Kent Dorn

Robert Sagerman

David Ellis 

Beat Zoderer

Alain Delorme

Taravat Talepasand 

Hans Kotter